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A bit off topic as it's a Range Rover Classic question:

I have a 1980 Range Rover Classic with an LT95 gearbox. The gearbox had always been pretty "sloppy" where the shifter is all over the place but worked fine. Recently I am unable to shift it into 3rd or 4th gear. Sadly I am unable to wrench to this level and need help in both diagnosing the problem and making the repair. I have a local mechanic who is not necessarily a Land Rover specialist but is qualified and honest. He's saying 'we need to drop the transmission and figure out what's necessary'. Sounds expensive.

Am I better off sourcing a rebuilt LT95 or approaching the repair piecemeal? I am in Long Island NY, so perhaps someone could recommend a shop/mechanic who has the knowledge (and parts!) to make this repair or find a cost effective solution.

Any help or suggestions would be very much appreciated!
 

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A bit off topic as it's a Range Rover Classic question:

I have a 1980 Range Rover Classic with an LT95 gearbox. The gearbox had always been pretty "sloppy" where the shifter is all over the place but worked fine.
There is a rubber disc as the base of the shifter. This falls apart over time. Replace that and you will have nice tight shifting. You can buy just the disc for a few dollars or a complete shifter for not a lot. Most likely that is the cause of all your issues. The shifting is actually fairly tight, but most do not realize it because 100% of there discs die over time.

If the box needs a rebuild, they are more or less like any other manual gearbox.
 
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The rubber disc is part number 622387. Lube it all well with grease.

Also check that the grub screw, part 576320 is not broken or worn out. This is what locates the shifter.
 
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